Multinational - Study on the Abidjan - Lagos Highway Corridor Development Project - Request to Use Resources Mobilized from the African Investment Facility (AfIF)) of the European Commission (EC)

Project Summary

Approval Date 21 Sep 2016
Signature Date 07 Apr 2017
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2024
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21020
Commitment U.A 4,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Development Project is part of the ECOWAS and WAEMU transport and road transit facilitation regional program and is the highest priority corridor for the economic and social development of West Africa as it links the most economically important cities of the sub-region and has a large zone of influence with respect to trade and demographics. This study is in line with the ECOWAS Vision 2020 which aims to deepen the integration and harmonisation of trade formalities. It comprises: (i) Technical Studies: Conduct feasibility study, including ESIA, and detailed engineering design; (ii) Trade and Transport Facilitation and OSBP Management: Studies on modalities, including legal and institutional aspects, necessary for the smooth and efficient movement of goods and people and for all modes of transport services; (iii) Corridor Management: Studies in support of effectively managing the operations of the corridor as prescribed in the Treaty. This comprises studies on the legal, institutional and operational structures, as well as capacity building, necessary for instituting and operating the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Development Authority (ALCoDA); (iv) Technical Assistance Service to ECOWAS: Support to the Executing Agency on project management, PPP advisory, capacity building and project visibility (marketing) activities; (v) Financial Audit Services: Conduct financial audit services to ensure that funds are effectively utilized for the intended purposes.

Project Objectives

The main objective of the study is to determine the viability and provide all the project preparatory studies of a multi-lane carriageway highway to meet the development potential of the above corridor. The specific objective of the study is to identify project definition that will facilitate meeting the region development aspirations. Key objectives of the study is to appraise, but no limited to: (i) the New alignment for the project road vs. existing alignment; (ii) All aspects for effective implementation and efficient operations of hard and soft infrastructure and systems. This will include, and not limited to, engineering, economic, financial, environmental, social, legal, institutional, etc.; (iii) Interconnectivity with existing and future railway and port infrastructure.


The study will benifit to ECOWAS and WAEMU.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Département des Infrastructures, Commission de la CEDEAO


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-DB0-179
Last Update 16 Jan 2020


Contact Details

Name EHOUMAN Lydie

Geographic Location

Country Multinational